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Clinical hypnosis

Clinical hypnosis

Clinical hypnosis works with the unconscious mind and is a technique used to aid unconscious ‘reconditioning’. It can be helpful for those suffering with anxieties, phobias or habitual issues such as smoking and nail biting.

How does clinical hypnosis work?

Clinical hypnosis works with the subconscious mind - the part of the brain that holds imagery, dreams and long-term memory and controls our feelings, habits and behaviours. Much of the information held in the subconscious mind is formed in our early years, before critical thinking (controlled by our conscious mind) has been fully developed, or by extended repetition. Clinical hypnosis aims to amend the information held in the subconscious mind to bring about change.

What is it like?

The experience of hypnosis is neither a feeling of being awake nor asleep. It is a little like day-dreaming. It is a different state of consciousness that can be entered for therapeutic purposes, to enable therapeutic corrections to be made to the unconscious mind where necessary. The subconscious can be a useful source of unrecognised knowledge and can also reveal potential problems which are being harboured by the mind. 

Can clinical hypnosis help me?

All sessions are tailored to suit each individual, depending on their requirements or objectives. Clinical hypnosis can be used for a variety of issues including:

  • Challenging unwanted habits, e.g. smoking, nail biting, stuttering
  • Phobias
  • Sexual problems
  • Relief from physical symptoms, e.g. irritable stomach conditions. breathing problems, phantom pains
  • Guilt
  • Anxiety

To ask us any questions about clinical hypnosis or to book an initial session with one of our experienced practitioners, please contact us.